A Director in the Bola Tinubu 2023 presidential campaign, Naja’atu Bala Muhammad has resigned.
She was the Director of Civil Society in the Presidential Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The exit of 67-year-old Naja’atu comes one month to the presidential election.
In 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed her as a Commissioner at the Police Service Commission (PSC).
In her resignation letter to APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, Naja’atu decried the state of the nation.
The politician said recent developments in the political and democratic space make it impossible for her to continue participating in party politics.
“The challenges that Nigeria faces today require me to continue championing the struggle for a better country with a clear conscience as I remain absolutely loyal to Nigeria”, she noted.
In a statement on Saturday, the activist said she left the scene after the realization that her values and beliefs no longer aligned with party politics.
Naja’atu observed platforms have no ideological differences and are “robes that politicians wear to serve their personal needs and interests”.
“I am committed to supporting individuals that are truly interested in addressing the root causes of our challenges. To remain true to such commitments, one must be willing to take bold and decisive steps.”
The statement expressed regret that citizens still face insecurity, poverty, inequality, and lack of access to basic services.
Naja’atu said the problems require the consolidated efforts of competent and patriotic leadership across every level of governance.
Ahead of 2023, Hajiya Naja, as fondly called, advised Nigerians to be “aware of the consequences of their decisions and their choices.
In November, she demanded the prosecution of First Lady Aisha Buhari over the detention of Aminu Mohammed, a final-year student of Federal University Dutse.